Media Release

14 October 2018

Battin: Modewarre CFA scores $2 million station upgrade

Sunday 14 October 2018

Modewarre CFA scores $2 million station upgrade

An elected Liberal Nationals Government will commit $2 million for the redevelopment of the Modewarre Fire Station.

The rebuild will see a new three-bay station constructed at a new location on Cape Otway Road, with fire brigade volunteers being able to work with modern facilities which will assist in improving fire services to the local community and surrounding areas as the Modewarre community grows.

It is a critical piece of infrastructure for the Modewarre CFA as its new truck does not fit into the existing fire station.

Geelong’s population is now over 195,000 people and growing at an average of around 2,500 people a year; now more than ever we must invest in our emergency services, like the Modewarre CFA and help give our local firefighters the best facilities possible.

Daniel Andrews has lost control of community safety in Victoria and is seeking to control our CFA volunteers.

Unlike Labor, the Liberal Nationals will always protect those who protect us and ensure they’re safe doing so.

Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Emergency Services, Brad Battin:

While Daniel Andrews and James Merlino are at war with CFA volunteers, the Liberal Nationals are getting on with funding CFA stations and keeping Victorians and their homes safe.

The credit for this local funding belongs to the community and local MP Andrew Katos who worked together and made the case for this project so they can provide the best for our hard working volunteers.”

Comments attributable to Member for South Barwon, Andrew Katos:

“It is vital that the Modewarre and Moriac communities have the resources they need to fight fires and protect our communities when we need help the most and this new facility will provide that.

The current facilities here at Modewarre fire station are no longer acceptable and can’t even house the brand new fire truck that they recently received.

These new facilities will improve the health and safety for all volunteers so they can continue to keep not only Modewarre, but the entire South Barwon region safe.”